Published data from Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial show 94.1 percent efficacy

BOSTON — A peer-reviewed paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine provides data from the much-anticipated COVE study, which evaluated mRNA-1273, a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 manufactured by Moderna, Inc. Results from the primary analysis of the study, which will continue for two years, provide evidence that the vaccine can prevent symptomatic infection.…

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Moving due to unaffordable housing may jeopardize healthcare

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 30, 2020) — People who move due to unaffordable housing are at increased risk of failing to receive the medical care they need, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, concludes that the result…

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First U.S. Case of More Contagious Coronavirus Variant is Confirmed

The first United States case of the more contagious coronavirus variant that was initially discovered in Britain was found in Colorado on Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis said, raising the worrisome possibility that the variant is already well established in the patient’s community — and perhaps elsewhere. “It didn’t teleport across the Atlantic,” said William Hanage,…

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Like Looking Into a Mirror’

Back in the Rhythm of Conversation My 14-year-old, Vedant, dwells in a dungeon (i.e. basement) under my bedroom. Through the muffled cadence of his voice, I deduce if he’s in virtual school or playing an online game. Thrice a day, he comes up for air, asking, “What’s there to eat?” We used to talk a…

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U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

Rejecting the advice of its scientific advisers, the federal government has released new dietary recommendations that sound a familiar nutritional refrain, advising Americans to “make every bite count” while dismissing expert recommendations to sharply reduce consumption of sugar and alcoholic beverages. The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” are updated every five years, and the latest iteration…

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I Can’t Stop Buying, or Talking About, This Cozy Candle

Courtesy As creatures of comfort, we’re resurrecting ELLE.com’s Cozy Week. In order to armor ourselves for 2021, we’re prepping you during the hazy days between Christmas and NYE, covering all things sweatpants, bath goods, and all the feel-good content we deserve to close out the year. A lifetime ago, otherwise known as October of last…

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Dating Without Alcohol

Spaces for Sober Singles After eliminating alcohol from their lives, some sober individuals exclusively date nondrinkers. Outside traditional dating apps, are online platforms like 12StepMatch, Love in Recovery and Single and Sober where it’s understood that no one drinks. Loosid app, a sober social network that started in 2018, offers boozeless guides, chat groups and…

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Pierre Cardin, Visionary Fashion Designer, Dies at 98

He conceived of himself above all as a prolific ideas man, relishing his role as the overseer of a realm that encompassed clothing accessories, furniture, household products and fragrances sold through some 800 licensees in more than 140 countries on five continents. “I wash with my own soap,” he once boasted. “I wear my own…

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Xilonen, From the Oxomoco Team, Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Headliner Xilonen The name of this new place, the work of the chef Justin Bazdarich and Chris Walton of Oxomoco nearby, honors the Aztec goddess of young maize. They have put Alan Delgado in charge of the new kitchen, where the food is vegetarian and mostly vegan. Mr. Delgado, who is from Texas and worked…

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